John (JP) Padgett

EVP, Project Solutions

"Of all the skills that an IT consultant must have, none is more important than communication."

JP is a multi-talented management consultant, specializing in communications and leadership. He draws from skills in establishing and leading PMOs, training/coaching, management consulting, and project and program management. He has been a trusted consultant to executives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coca Cola, and the North Carolina Department of Commerce. At NC Commerce, he was an advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, which included engaging executive staff on organizational strategy, communications, and project management. In this role, he helped to establish a Project Management Office to increase project performance. More recently, JP was brought in as a consultant to establish a PMO to govern a portfolio of IT projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This work included assessing current project management capabilities, building an implementation plan, and overseeing the deployment of the PMO and its key activities.

Other career highlights for JP include management positions at Lockheed Martin and Oracle, where he led teams of project managers and information technology consultants. In these roles, he built and led high-performing teams, managed all aspects of the business unit (sales, contracts, P&L, team development). At Oracle, JP served as a Practice Director for the Mountain/Southwest region, based out of Denver, Colorado.

As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM), JP has expertise in various project management methodologies, to include agile development. He has exceptional client relationship skills and enjoys mentoring less-experienced project managers as they pursue careers in the field.